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Useful Information from the Caring Team at Home Instead

Many senior citizens desire to remain in their own home forever. Yet, age and health issues can make it challenging to live alone. As a child of an aging parent, you can do many things to help Mom or Dad stay put, but you cannot be with them 24/7, especially if you have a job and a family of your own. The good news is that moving Mom into a nursing home does not have to be the only answer to your predicament.

Help Mom and Dad live in their house for as long as possible, when you hire a Personal Support Worker (PSW) from Home Instead Senior Care inWaterloo. We step in when you cannot, with a wide range of services, including household duties, meal preparation, personal care, and companionship. There is no need to worry when our team is on-site with your beloved elder.

How Home Care Works to Help Your Senior Remain at Home

Home care is a type of non-medical service. There is no need for a doctor’s prescription to hire a PSW for your parent. The goal is to enable Dad to age in place with a little help. Here are a few situations where a home caregiver is invaluable to you and your family:

  • Daily Hygiene: If you notice that Mom fails to regularly bathe, brush her hair, and dress in clean clothes, she needs help. Consistent personal care help will enable her to feel good again.
  • Consistent Meals: Cooking for one is hard. Eating along is harder. Eventually, you may notice that Dad is losing weight from lack of nutrition. A PSW can assist with cooking nutritious meals to aid Dad in staying healthy.
  • Clean Home: Sometimes, arthritis or other health issues prevent your senior from keeping up with their housekeeping. Some assistance can remedy that. Senior care can include light housekeeping.
  • Taking Time Away: We all need a break now and then. When you are the primary caregiver of an aging loved one plus have a family of your own, you may feel you can never get a break. Respite care can allow you to take a breather and rejuvenate.

When to Seek Out Help for Your Loved One

It can be difficult to determine when Mom may need some additional help. Her good days may outweigh her bad. Here are a few instances when it makes sense to seek out help:

  • Mom needs help with daily activities like grooming, meal preparation, or light housework.
  • Dad can no longer drive himself to his appointments or other places of interest.
  • Your aged loved one runs the risk of being socially isolated because of living alone.

Get Needed Assistance from Home Instead Senior Care

Keep Dad at home when you seek out the services of a dedicated home care service like Home Instead Waterloo. Our highly-trained caregivers work with you and your loved one to provide the right amount of support. We created a tailored service plan to benefit you and your aging parent.

Call us at (519) 571-1665 to schedule a no-obligation, in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality senior care we deliver each day to families in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Breslau, Conestogo, Elmira, St Jacobs, and surrounding areas.


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